Archived posts, October 2004

Invisible Form Prompts

Hiding form labels in an accessible way.

Posted on October 1, 2004 in Quicklinks

The Beauty and Business of CSS

Slides from Douglas Bowman’s presentation at Web Essentials 2004.

Posted on October 2, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks, Web Standards

IE caught in its own web

An interesting article on the reasons Microsoft may have for not updating Internet Explorer.

Posted on October 3, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Slide Show Beta 2

A new beta of Eric Meyer’s Slide Show system.

Posted on October 3, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

Safari and XHTML

I just want to share a couple of issues I’ve come across with Safari and XHTML served as application/xhtml+xml. I’m…

Posted on October 3, 2004 in (X)HTML, Browsers

Web Essentials 04 Keynote

Slides from Dave Shea’s keynote at Web Essentials 2004.

Posted on October 4, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Apple’s web professional market share

When computer market share statistics are mentioned, Apple is usually said to have something like 2-3 % of the PC…

Posted on October 5, 2004 in Web Standards

A few Tips for Using Lynx

A guide to setting up and using the text-only browser Lynx.

Posted on October 5, 2004 in Accessibility, Browsers, Quicklinks

Recently launched: Kungälvs kommun

The Swedish municipality of Kungälv recently rebuilt their site with standards.

Posted on October 6, 2004 in Quicklinks

The case for XHTML

Why using XHTML is good, even if you serve it as text/html.

Posted on October 6, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Using Patterns in Web Design

Interesting method for making design problems easier to handle.

Posted on October 7, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

Visual vs Structural

Two very different approaches to creating websites.

Posted on October 8, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Pushing Your Limits

A presentation held by Douglas Bowman at Web Essentials 04.

Posted on October 9, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Recommended music

Check out my list of recommended music.

Posted on October 9, 2004 in Quicklinks

Office work environment

I’m going to write about something completely different for a change. If you’re not interested in this subject, I think…

Posted on October 11, 2004 in Web General

The XHTML Way

HTML vs XHTML and separating data from formatting explained.

Posted on October 11, 2004 in (X)HTML, Content Management, Quicklinks, Web Standards

ABC News: All That Glitters

WaSP member Ethan Marcotte comments on the recently redesigned ABC News website.

Posted on October 12, 2004 in Web Standards, Web Standards

Doing One’s Best

Can you claim to be standards-compliant if your documents are invalid?

Posted on October 13, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Light Weight Low Tech CSS Tabs

Different techniques combined to make CSS tabs.

Posted on October 13, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Styling even more form controls

This is a follow-up to my previous post about Styling form controls. For some background info and comments, you may…

Posted on October 14, 2004 in CSS

Web Standards: A Business Perspective

A non-technical article on the business benefits of web standards.

Posted on October 14, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Unethical / Oetiskt

A story about how unethically some clueless web design shops can act.

Posted on October 15, 2004 in Quicklinks

Why Mozilla is better than Firefox

A reminder of what came first.

Posted on October 16, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Valid Flash embedding

Web standards compliant Javascript Flash detect and embed.

Posted on October 16, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

CSS Negotiation

Basic CSS rules to start a new style sheet with.

Posted on October 16, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Morcheeba: Parts of the process

Artist: Morcheeba Title: Parts of the process Genre: Trip-hop Released: 2003 Morcheeba is one of my favourite bands of…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Portishead: Portishead

Artist: Portishead Title: Portishead Genre: Trip-hop Released: 1997 This masterpiece is not happy music, but it isn’t music that…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Massive Attack: Blue Lines

Artist: Massive Attack Title: Blue Lines Genre: Trip-hop Released: 1991 One of the first trip-hop albums, this is a…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Dead Can Dance: 1981-1998

Artist: Dead Can Dance Title: 1981-1998 Genre: Gothic/Classical/Medieval Released: 2001 The definitive collection of the best Dead Can Dance…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

Artist: Miles Davis Title: Kind of Blue Genre: Jazz Released: 1997 (original release 1959) One of the best jazz…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

E.S.T.: Seven Days of Falling

Artist: E.S.T. Title: Seven Days of Falling Genre: Jazz Released: 2004 The latest album, originally released in 2003, from…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Groove Armada: Best of

Artist: Groove Armada Title: Best of Genre: House-hop Released: 2004 As of this writing, this album has not yet…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

John Coltrane: Coltrane for Lovers

Artist: John Coltrane Title: Coltrane for Lovers Genre: Jazz Released: 2004 Much of John Coltranes music, while technically very…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Moloko: Statues

Artist: Moloko Title: Statues Genre: House/dance-pop Released: 2003 Moloko’s music is very hard to describe. Vocal house/dance-pop comes pretty…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Various Artists: Nordic Lounge 2

Artist: Various Artists Title: Nordic Lounge 2 Genre: Nu-jazz Released: 2003 Collecting some of the best nu-jazz from Scandinavia,…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Tricky: A Ruff Guide

Artist: Tricky Title: A Ruff Guide Genre: Trip-hop Released: 2002 There aren’t a lot of sweet voices on this…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Toshinori Kondo, DJ Krush: Ki-Oku

Artist: Toshinori Kondo, DJ Krush Title: Ki-Oku Genre: Trip-hop Released: 1999 DJ Krush, known for his trippy, hard beats…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Tomasz Stanko: Suspended Night

Artist: Tomasz Stanko Title: Suspended Night Genre: Jazz Released: 2004 Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and his quartet have made…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Thievery Corporation: Outernational Sound

Artist: Thievery Corporation Title: Outernational Sound Genre: Dub-afro-brazjazz-lo-fi Released: 2004 A mix of Thievery Corporation’s favourite songs, this album…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

Stan Getz: Getz Plays Jobim

Artist: Stan Getz Title: Getz Plays Jobim: The Girl From Ipanema Genre: Bossa-jazz Released: 2002 One thing that makes…

Posted on October 17, 2004 in Music

S5 1.0

Version 1.0 of Eric Meyer’s slide show system S5 is ready to go.

Posted on October 18, 2004 in Quicklinks

In Search of Validation

WaSP follow-up to the recent validation debate.

Posted on October 18, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Document titles and title separators

I came across an interesting discussion on title separators the other day: What’s your favourite blip? at The Man in…

Posted on October 19, 2004 in Accessibility, Search Engine Optimisation, Usability

Global White Space Reset

A follow-up to a previous post on resetting all CSS margins and paddings.

Posted on October 19, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Scrolling Drop Shadows

A neat trick to add drop shadows to the top and bottom of a document.

Posted on October 20, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Breakestra: Live Mix 2

Artist: Breakestra Title: Live Mix 2 Genre: Funk/hip-hop/jazz Released: 2001 Prepare yourself for some really serious grooves before you…

Posted on October 20, 2004 in Music

Forcing ASP.Net towards standards

In the recent Web Standards Project Buzz post ASP.Net & Standards Part II, Chris Kaminski writes a whole lot about…

Posted on October 22, 2004 in Web Standards

Web Standards Solutions

A review of Dan Cederholm’s excellent book on practical web standards.

Posted on October 25, 2004 in Reviews

BloggForum Stockholm 2004

On November 15, I’ll be in Stockholm for BloggForum Stockholm 2004.

Posted on October 25, 2004 in Quicklinks

Bring on the tables

Avoid using tables for layout, but make sure to use them, and use them properly, for tabular data. This article explains how to make HTML data tables accessible.

Posted on October 27, 2004 in (X)HTML, Accessibility, Web Standards

Scrollable Table

How to use CSS to allow scrolling within an HTML table.

Posted on October 28, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

The pros and cons of sIFR

A discussion on the pros, cons, and potential risks of using sIFR.

Posted on October 30, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

Introduction to accessibility

A quick and dirty introduction to accessibility.

Posted on October 30, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks